The Footie's Rooster Call: We're Not Dreaming, Right?

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The Footie's Rooster Call: We're Not Dreaming, Right?
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Rise and shine, football fanatics, The Rooster has already woken up, checked on his chickens, read the newspapers, flipped all the unnecessary pages, landed his feathery hands on the sports section, circled the uncanny news on the page and drank his morning coffee. It’s another beautiful day in our football world.


Owen, a Red Devil

Having hoped that a club will finally shelter the almost-unemployed, almost-always injured Michael Owen, The Rooster has seen none other than the champions come to the England striker's rescue. No, we're not dreaming.

A move that has always looked unlikely, crazy and unheard of. A good move for The Red Devils in order for them to replace the departing Carlos Tevez, especially that Real Madrid won't jeopardize Owen's settlement for Old Trafford.

Oh yes, Owen has had enough of Madrid since his stint, as he got "benched" more than Klaas-Jan Huntelaar before being thrown into the Newcastle circus.

It's a chance to revive the career of the once-speedy and yet forever-good finisher, Michael Owen.


Carlo Wants to Get One Back

Newly-installed Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has been linked with every Milan player...even Paolo Maldini.

After failing to sign Andrea Pirlo, Gennaro Gattuso and Alexandre Pato (apparently), Ancelotti has turned his attention from Milan players to Milan targets.

Apparently, "Carlito" wants Wolfsburg's Edin Dzeko who has already been denied a move to Milan after being stamped with "not-for-sale" by his club.

Whether Dzeko moves to Milan or Chelsea, or stays with Wolfsburg, remains to be seen.

But The Rooster advises him to make the move to a big club while the momentum lasts. That's modern football... One day you're on top of the world, the other you're wishing to sign for any club. Just ask Michael...two days ago.


Happy Birthday

Today, Emmaneul Eboue turns 26, while Manchester City flop Emile Mpenza turns 31.


The Rooster Hopes...

  • That Michael Owen plays a full-season or a clean half season or even 10 matches, or two, without getting injured
  • That Real Madrid go back to their old habit of signing strikers
  • That Real Madrid sign a Roberto Carlos-style left-back to fit their galactico, ultra-attacking style...Ashley Cole or Andre Santos?
  • That Juventus fill the Pavel Nedved-shaped hole in their midfield
  • That Real Madrid don't ditch their Dutch pack...Arjen Robben and van Nistelrooy are champions, Perez!


LIVE Football Coming Up

Don't miss the unmatched excitement and thrill of the CONCACAF Gold Cup er... Who cares? Well, if you're country is playing, then fly their flags.

Today's schedule:

Honduras vs. Haiti

USA vs. Grenada


Event of the Day

Wayne Rooney has slipped on his yacht, injured his head and was hospitalized. It was probably one of the best headers he's had in his life.


Quote of the Day 

“Wayne might have looked like he was trying to keep a low profile by wearing a cap and hoodie, but he was probably trying to hide his cut", an insider said about Rooney's yacht slip.

That's all for this morning,

Be sure to hear the Rooster's Call in the next good morning.

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